Abdullahi Factors Influencing Relief Food Distribution System In Kenya-30

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Nov 1, 2023
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International Centre and Tufts University, and the Humanitarian Policy Group at the UK's Overseas Development Institute in 2009, "there remains little knowledge about the extent or consequences of corruption in humanitarian assistance, little shared knowledge about preventing corruption under emergency circumstances beyond a few standard practices, and a degree of taboo about confronting it publicly," noted the report, which is based on research involving seven major international NGO's. The report explains that, contrary to widespread perception, corrupt practices extend well beyond financial misappropriation and include many forms of "abuse of power", such as cronyism, nepotism, sexual exploitation and coercion and intimidation of humanitarian staff or aid recipients for personal, social or political gain, manipulation of assessments, targeting and registration to favour particular groups and diversion of assistance to non-target groups. Corruption damages staff morale and an agency's reputation. In short, it undermines the humanitarian mission that is the raison d'etre of emergency relief operations (Transparency International, 2009). 2.2.1 Management of Logistics The word 'logistics' comes literally from the medieval Latin 'logisticus' of calculation, from Greek 'logistikos', skilled in calculating, from Mogizesthai', to calculate, from 'logos', reckoning, reason. It means many things to many people. To the military, it is 'the science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces i.e. those aspects of military operations that deal with the design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation and disposition of material' (DoD, 2002). Logistics in this domain dates back to the Napoleonic era when the mare'chal de logis, the military officer, was responsible for organizing the camp facilities or troops at war (K leindorfer and Van Wassenhove, 2004). To business it is defined as a planning framework for the management of material, service, information, and capital flows and includes the increasingly complex information, material, communication and control systems required in today's business environment. To many humanitarians, the definition of logistics is open to loose interpretation. 21
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